I’ve worked with over 2000 Kindle book sellers over the past seven years. In spite of the many free resources available online, Kindle authors still don’t know how to position their books to sell. They complain about how difficult marketing is and end up either doing nothing, or spending time and money focusing on the wrong things.
For a reality check find out why you shouldn’t bother publishing and when you should seriously consider it.
I find it amazing that a “would be” publisher thinks THEIR 28 page book should sell for $6.95 when they are unwilling to spend $3.95 on a book filled with 140 pages of exquisite detail, that will help them achieve their objectives. By the way … 28 pages isn’t a book, it is a pamphlet!
If you are going to go to the time, trouble, sweat and often tears to write a book, shouldn’t you also be figuring out HOW to sell and market your book? Isn’t SELLING your book the point? If you are one of those authors who say “I’m not in it for the money,” then don’t bother publishing because you won’t make any money! Amazon isn’t going to do it FOR you. YOU have to take action!
Here are a few of the BEST BOOKS on the subject of publishing, marketing and selling. I have ALL of them (and more) in my library. Do yourself a favor and get at least one or two of them.
If you can’t afford them, HONESTLY … you shouldn’t be in the publishing business!
What does this book have to do with selling books? EVERYTHING. You will find the persuasion methods especially useful in writing your book descriptions and in developing your website and writing your newsletters.
If you want to sell MORE, get this book. Whether you are in a face-to-face conversation, writing that oh so important description or writing a blog post, the authors shows you how to influence the outcome.
Simple marketing strategies that tie in to Amazon’s algorithms and give you the best chance of success.
Internationally renowned Amazon book marketing expert Penny Sansevieri has created the ultimate guide for mastering the Amazon marketing system.
Get this book even if you’ve already published a book. It has loads of great tips and useful tactics.
T.L. Branson says
I personally really like Chris Fox’s Write Faster, Write Smarter series. He’s got about 6-8 ebooks out now and they’re pretty awesome. I’ll have to check out the ones you listed. Thanks!